“To put everything in balance is good, to put everything in harmony is better.” ~Victor Hugo

Winning means winning over the mind of discord in yourself. ~O Sensei

Aikido is the complete opposite of martial arts of the past. ~Shoji Nishio

Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat an enemy. It is the way to harmonize the world and make humanity one family. ~O Sensei

Aikido was born to be a budo that gives – a budo that shows the opponent how he/she should live and prosper. ~Shoji Nishio

A sense of play in all we do is far more important than feeling virtuous about working hard.

A child will become timid if he is scolded severely. As for good manners, gradually make the child aware of them. ~Yamamoto Tsunetomo

A journey of ten-thousand miles begins with the first step.

Compassion is not trying to be empathic but freeing your heart from the chains of fear. ~Thomas Moore

When I have a sword in my hands, my Aikido becomes the sword. When I have a staff in my hands, my Aikido becomes the staff. ~Morihei Ueshiba,

The sword and the staff reflect the inner meaning of all aikido techniques.

Greenwood Aikido – Family Martial Arts In Temecula

Aikido is a peaceful Japanese martial art based on the combat arts of the Samurai.  In Aikido you learn to blend with an opponent’s force in order to bring them under control. We learn ways to overcome the opponent’s strength with natural movement, and by studying the subtleties of leverage, balance and posture. People who practice Aikido develop very strong self-defense skills. The physical and mental aspects of practice also lead to greater personal refinement. The positive effect of Aikido on everyday life is most the important part of training.

Aikido is a powerful martial art with a peaceful state of mind. Through Aikido we can…

      • Manage everyday conflicts calmly & confidently
      • Develop a strong physical and mental center
      • Deal positively with other people
      • Build strength and stamina
      • Develop personal skills & power
      • Enjoy a natural, harmonious, family atmosphere

Our method of practice is a highly integrated approach that includes an understanding of many different martial arts as they relate to Aikido practice.

“In judo there are throws, karate involves kicking and punching and in iaido we cut with sword. All of these are contained in Aikido. The essence of all Japanese martial arts is contained in the movements of Aikido. The difference is that in Aikido there is no winner and there is no loser. We come to understood through Aikido what it means to win and lose. But in fact, there are no winners or losers. This is how the world should look, this is what Aikido can teach people.”  ~Shoji Nishio, Shihan

Aikido is for people who want to create a better life for themselves and a better world for everyone. Aikido is an enjoyable and non-competitive practice for the body and an enlightening experience for the mind.

Visit Our School of Aikido &
Martial Arts In Temecula

Visitors are welcome by appointment only.  Please call (951) 440-8682.   We have classes for adults of all ages and kids starting at age 10.